Discover: Local Musician

Local Musician Spotlight: Adam Bartczak

Candace LeGault

Though rooted in jazz, Denver-based trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator Adam Bartczak reaches into many walks of music.  He has played and recorded with musicians from Robin Eubanks, Bryan Lynch,…

Local Musician Spotlight: Patrick McDevitt

Candace LeGault

Young Patrick McDevitt is a true product of the Colorado jazz scene.  He was first introduced to music by his musician parents.  His Denver influences include Ken Walker, Paul Romaine,…

Local Musician Spotlight: Dexter Payne

Candace LeGault

Dexter Payne plays the world!  He says his life is “the scenic route, not the toll road.”  Perhaps this needs explanation. Growing up immersed in music, Dexter was introduced to…

Local Musician Spotlight: Al Hood

Candace LeGault

Among the many great musicians who choose life in Denver over New York City or Los Angeles, giving Denver a reputation as a serious jazz city, is Alan Hood, jazz…

Local Musician Spotlight: Bob Montgomery

Candace LeGault

Bob Montgomery is yet another example of an international talent who has settled in Colorado by choice to enjoy the great local musicianship we all appreciate here in Denver. Bob…

Local Musician Spotlight: Teresa Carroll

Candace LeGault

Another one of Denver Jazz’ pride and joys is Teresa Carroll, singer.  Teresa was trained in voice at Ithaca College, at the Harlem School of the Arts, and with vocal…

Local Musician Spotlight: Ben Markley

Candace LeGault

Ben Markley is a jazz pianist, arranger, composer, author, and educator who is active from Wyoming to Ft. Collins to Denver. He has done so many exciting things with music. …

Local Musician Spotlight: Peter Sommer

Candace LeGault

Tenor sax player Peter Sommer holds as his heroes Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane.  With the depth of his playing, he could have easily been a hero of…

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